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Engineer Surveyor (Machinery)


The BES Group are the leading end to end solution provider in the Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance sector. Our team of experts (hand-picked by our Careers Team) cover an extensive range of engineering services. 

We’ve gone from strength to strength over recent years, welcoming the very best risk management businesses to our Group. As a result, we’ve grown both our team of experts and our suite of solutions in line with our customer’s needs. We’re private equity backed, which means we have the flexibility and support to move quickly and grow faster than any other company in our industry. We’re innovative and forward thinking and have the awards to prove it, but most of all we’re focused on helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance.

For over 160 years, our highly skilled Engineer Surveyors and Engineering Consultants have inspected, tested and reported on industrial machinery from passenger lifts and escalators, to MEWP’s, forklift trucks and cranes in order to keep the industry, businesses and public safe. We are proud to have evolved into the successful company we are today, everything we do has been tried and tested. Year on year we invest in our people, systems and infrastructure and will continue to do so for generations to come. 

To be considered for this role you will live within a 45 minute drive to Chelmsford this helps our ‘Award Winning’ planning team, do what they do best so that you can do what you do best. 

What will I be doing? 

In its simplest and most explicit form, industrial safety can be a matter of life or death. As an Engineer Surveyor in the Machinery discipline for BES Group, you will be helping to make it safer for industry, businesses and for people whenever and wherever. 

Some Of Your Responsibilities Will Include: 

  • Completing quality assessments and rigorous inspections 
  • Carrying out detailed reporting, with no compromise, ever 
  • Ensuring all customers are compliant with vital regulations that help to govern their industry (including LOLER and PUWER) 
  • Helping to prolong the life of machinery by spotting any potential defects as early as possible 
  • Always providing an exceptional level of customer service, whilst representing our brilliant company professionally 

Don't worry, if you are successful you will join our award winning, 16 week, Engineer Surveyor training program lead by our team of experts.

What makes BES Group a great place to work? 

We are independent for a reason, we do what we do better than anyone else and we do it our own way.  Take our drive and ambition along with years of REAL industry experience and we have honed and perfected the well-oiled machine that is BES Group. 

If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more: 

  • Our standard starting salary is £40,500*
  • Salary uplift, paid in increments, increasing to £45,423 after 1 year, then to £50,347 after 2 years’ service
  • £5,500 car cash allowance and paid travel time  
  • Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Up to 10% pension contribution
  • 16+ week award winning and bespoke, industry leading training programme, with an ongoing training throughout your career
  • Opportunity for support towards gaining professional registration (IEng, CEng)
  • The opportunity to cross skill and development opportunities  
  • Discretionary annual company bonus and yearly salary review and enhanced overtime rates
  • Laptop (surface go) and mobile phone provided 
  • Access to our excellent company benefits portal including; retail, fitness and cinema discounts
  • A day to celebrate just you, with your birthday off
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holidays for special events 
  • The support of a superb employee assistance programme 
  • Opportunities to attend volunteer days
  • Company contribution to charity fundraising you participate in; we want to support charities you are passionate about!
  • Opportunity for flexible working hours, we want you to have that work life balance. 

 *Salaries are dependent on location and experience. 

What experience do I need? 

Our team consists of the best, highly skilled and qualified Engineer Surveyors and we want our new recruits to have the same attitude, aptitude and appetite for what we do. 

You will need: 

  • Ideally, a Level 4 engineering qualification and a good level of practical experience
  • Alternatively, a Level 3 engineering qualification and a significant level of practical experience, alongside the willingness to work towards a Level 4 qualification
  • Practical experience working with various types of machinery equipment
  • The ability to communicate complex and technical problems with ease 
  • A good level of IT and literacy skills in order to complete detailed customer reports. 

To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process. 

We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people.  And if you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in.  Simple.  We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves.  We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

BES Group, Your Safety, Our Focus.

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